I cannot overstate how much I hate needles. But, there is some history of diabetes in my family, so the prospect of daily sticking myself to check my blood-sugar level is out there.
That’s why I’m personally excited to hear about a new potential alternative for diabetics to daily pricking developed by a Baylor researcher. The new technique, created by electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Randall Jean, uses an electromagnetic sensor to read blood glucose levels; the process is no more complicated for the user than giving a thumbprint. (Read the press release for more on the science behind it all.) There’s still some development to do before the sensor is ready for the market, but early testings show the sensor works effectively.
Sic ’em, Dr. Jean and all Baylor researchers!